We’re not just about helping the disabled traveler get where they need to go … we want to help them have the best possible experience when they get there! To that end, if you’re looking for a great dining experience in the Cary/Morrisville area, may we recommend Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, and Spirits.
Since accessibility is our main focus, let me start by saying accessibility does not seem to be an issue at all. The dining area is a large open concept area with raised booths along the sides. Tables are placed on the main floor with plenty of space in between them – enough that my chair (an Invacare Storm series) had no problem maneuvering.
The pizza is excellent. You can get your traditional pizzas, specialty pizzas (I recommend the BBQ Chicken Pizza), or build your own pizza. Don’t let the name fool you, though, you8 can get so much more than pizza. They also offer wings, sandwiches, salads, and more. I haven’t had a bad meal there yet!
And what about the atmosphere? It is quite family-friendly but certainly not dull. When you step into the small waiting area inside the front door, you are greeted by an oversized Connect Four board to entertain the young or young-at-heart (*cough* my husband *cough*). That sets the mood for the rest of your experience. No matter where you look, you’re bound to see a TV … and, for our hard-of-hearing friends, most of them have the closed-captioning turned on (although, as with many restaurants, the noise level is such that you may need your hearing companion to “translate” what the server is saying for you). Some nights, the sports entertainment is even interactive, with games of cornhole available for you to play.
For my kid-free folks, there is a bar area, however, it is not wheelchair-accessible. You can enjoy your drinks at a table, though, and there is plenty to choose from – bottles, wells, specialty drinks, and more!
The staff is amazingly helpful, and if there is anything you need from them, don’t hesitate to ask; they are more than happy to help!
In short, if you’re in the Triangle area and want a reasonably-priced (about $10-15 per person) and disability-friendly place to eat, give Ruckus Pizza, Pasta, and Spirits a try. You won’t regret it!